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Computer Science Education

Mission Statement

The Appleton Area School District Computer Science Education Program is based on a framework that identifies computer science as a literacy; a set of essential skills that are important for students’ learning in school as well as for their future careers and interests.


The purpose of Computer Science Education in the Appleton Area School District is to ensure students develop literacy in computer science core concepts and practices that will empower them to…

  • be informed citizens who can critically engage in public discussion on CS-related topics
  • develop as learners, users, and creators of CS knowledge and artifacts
  • better understand the role of computing in the world around them
  • learn, perform, and express themselves in other subjects and interests

Computer Science Core Concepts

  • Computing Systems
  • Networks and the Internet
  • Data and Analysis
  • Algorithms and Programming
  • Impacts of Computing

Computer Science Core Practices

  • Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Computing Culture
  • Collaborating
  • Recognizing and Defining Computational Problems
  • Developing and Using Abstractions
  • Creating Computational Artifacts
  • Testing and Refining
  • Communicating


Kristin Comerford
Career Based Learning &
Career and Technical Education 
(920) 852-5300 ext. 60171

Patti Garvey
Administrative Assistant
(920) 852-5300 ext. 60167